J&K govt: PDP puts BJP on hold, but praises PM Modi on Pakistan

On government formation, the party feels that the agenda of alliance is a sacred document for us and there has been much progress on that under (Mufti Mohammed) Sayeed.

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Updated: January 18, 2016 8:14 am
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Keeping the BJP waiting, the PDP has authorised its president Mehbooba Mufti to take a final call on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

On Sunday, the PDP held its first formal meeting since the death of its patron and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at the AIIMS in New Delhi on January 7. Party sources indicated they are ready to continue their alliance with the BJP but the final decision is still awaited.

“The agenda of alliance is a sacred document for us,” senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar told reporters after a five-hour meeting at the Fairview residence of the Muftis.

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“There has been a lot of progress during Mufti sahib’s time. But the party has authorised Mehboobaji for what has to be done in the future. She has been given the right to take a decision, whatever it is,” he said.

Akhtar refused to set a timeframe for government formation. “She (Mehbooba) will think over it. She will take her own call, she will take her own time,” he said.

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Sources said that in her speech, Mehbooba said she would “follow father”.

“The peoples’ interest is supreme and my party is my support,” a PDP source quoted Mehbooba as telling the party. “My father was my guide and I will follow him.”

All senior leaders, including dissidents Muzaffar Hussain Beig and Tariq Hameed Karra, attended the meeting.

In a departure from its stand over the last two weeks, the party Sunday did not talk about any pre-condition or demand for the implementation of the ‘agenda of alliance’. Earlier, the party had said it would “review the progress” of the agenda.

“Implementation of the alliance agenda in good faith is the basis,” Akhtar said when he was asked whether there was still any condition for formation of a government with the BJP. “The focus is on the agenda which is part of Mufti sahib’s vision and we want to implement that vision. Mehboobaji will take a call on how best to do it.”

Saying friendship between India and Pakistan was the biggest dream of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the party praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his moves on Pakistan.

“We believe that the moment of glory for Mufti sahib was when our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, visited Lahore. He (Mufti) was monitoring it from his death bed,” Akhtar said. “Mufti sahib had a political vision and the best part of this political vision was that he wanted friendship and peace between India and Pakistan. Mufti sahib believed that friendship between India and Pakistan was very important.”

Akhtar said the party and Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the Prime Minister’s initiative to extend a hand of friendship to Pakistan. “She expressed joy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking the initiative for friendship with Pakistan, the maturity shown by the two countries and the decision to continue dialogue despite the Pathankot incident,” he said.

“The people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, who are the victims (of Indo-Pak hostility) are very happy that the two countries are moving forward. This is the biggest tribute to Mufti sahib,” he said.

 

 

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    Arun
    Jan 17, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    If these two parties are distinct but united by a common goal. This statement is agreed, but both of them do not have a common goal. The goal of RSS is to liquidate Muslims from India and the goal of PDP is to empower the Muslims.
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      Arun
      Jan 17, 2016 at 4:44 pm
      RSS and PDP have nothing in common. The alliance between the two is not good for the people of JandK.
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        Karunakaran
        Jan 17, 2016 at 11:23 pm
        PDP must bargain hard and get everything in writing. The Gujju folks are known to make huge promises until they get you to fall for their ploys. Then they forget you. That is how there are billionaires among Gujjus, while others lose all their money and resources. So PDP must bargain hard, and get everything in writing. You can trust anyone on this planet, but watch out with your bargains with the Gujjubhais...
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          Karunakaran
          Jan 17, 2016 at 11:23 pm
          PDP must bargain hard and get everything in writing. The Gujju folks are known to make huge promises until they get you to fall for their ploys. Then they forget you. That is how there are billionaires among Gujjus, while others lose all their money and resources. So PDP must bargain hard, and get everything in writing. You can trust anyone on this planet, but watch out with your bargains with the Gujjubhais...
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            Karunakaran
            Jan 18, 2016 at 5:46 am
            That is his name. He is just ashamed of his Hindu religion.
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              Dushyant Parikh
              Jan 18, 2016 at 1:00 am
              Though, I am not a supporter of either BJP or Congress, Mehboobaji should not come in the trap of Sonia/Rahul/Congress. For JandK progress and keep hard line Islamic parties in control, PDP and BJP should keep their alliance in tact.
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                GIDDY
                Jan 18, 2016 at 3:16 am
                Akhtar said“The people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, who are the victims (of Indo-Pak hostility) are very happy that the two countries are moving forward. This is the biggest tribute to Mufti sahib,” But grounf reality is people of kashmir are not happy about two parties(BJPandPDP) are moving forward. There was a poor turnout-out for mufti's funeral and capital srinagar was also indifferent to Mufti's death and life was normal in Srinagar.. PDP took pains to close shops even Mufti's own town...
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                  GIDDY
                  Jan 18, 2016 at 3:34 am
                  Before Kashmir polls, Modi attacked the Peoples Democratic Party, as, a father-daughter party and a symbol of dynastic politics,"Are there no more sons and daughters in J and K? Will only one father-son and father-daughter run the governments here? Do you have to always remain in their tangle?""Don't look at those 'Baap-beta' (father-son) and 'Baap-beti' (father-daughter) duos. Throw them out as it was time to think of the good of your own sons and daughters," After Kashmir polls, BJP formed govt with Baap-beti' dynasty...Hypocrisy of BJP to its ludicrous extreme...!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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